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Politics in America

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Edition:
8th
ISBN13:

9780136027188

ISBN10:
0136027180
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2009
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

With a focus on competition for resources, this balanced, but provocative text uses Harold Laswell's classic definition of politics-"Who gets what, when, and how"-as a framework for presenting a clear, cohesive and stimulating introduction to the American political system. Thomas Dye, along with new co-author Bartholomew Sparrow, has written a lively and absorbing narrative examining the struggle for power that is American politics: the participants, the stakes, the processes, and the institutions. Numerous feature boxes explore timely issues, draw cross-cultural comparisons, promote critical thinking, and provoke thoughtful opinions. With the intense political conflict of the most expensive presidential campaign in American history and the hotly-contested primary campaigns that led to the national conventions in 2008,Politics in Americars"stheme of the constant competition for power and resources-"who gets what"-has never been more relevant.

Table of Contents

Politics
Politics: Who Gets What, When, and How
Political Culture: Ideas in Conflict
Constitution
The Constitution: Limiting Governmental Power
Federalism: Dividing Governmental Power
Participants
Opinion and Participation: Thinking and Acting in Politics
Mass Media: Setting the Political Agenda
Political Parties: Organizing Politics
Campaigns and Elections: Deciding Who Governs
Interest Groups: Getting Their Share and More
Institutions
Congress: Politics on Capitol Hill
The President: White House Politics
The Bureaucracy: Bureaucratic Politics
Courts: Judicial Politics
Outcomes
Politics and Personal Liberty
Politics and Civil Rights
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